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The Leader

06:34 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Leader

"Taken from the evening. Standard editor column. This is the lead of the whole thing. Pick up the newspaper or had to standard DOCO. UK slash comment in a moment the art of politics without cartoonist Christian. uh-huh built so long ago when the Conservatives were in trouble the cry would come uncorked Agok so loyal dependable and sensible. Was that Minister David. He could be relied upon to take to the dispatch box on the TV studio in the trickiest situations and calm knowns but now the goal has uncorked himself and it shows trouble the Tories Aram He. He is running. As an independent and South West Hartford the constituency he has represented for fourteen years and went down extremely bandon from standing again as a conservative visit his crime. He rebelled against his party. Whip on Brexit his. What the standard things? It is the same offense that Boris Johnson Dominic Robb ABC Jacob rees-mogg and Pretty Patel or committed within the last year. Now the Tory hypocrisy looks likely to cost them one of their safest home county seats that fate would be sutton if jo Swinson followed the advice of local Liberal Democrats and stood down her candidate in a seat. They now can't possibly win the biggest loss for the Tories. However however is not just a constituency Mr Gawk at the Treasury and as Lord Chancellor was an original thinker put flesh on the bones of one nation conservatism him? His forced departure is sign of just how far the Conservative Party has diverted from the mainstream common ground that one at elections his return to the party not fold. If that were to happen in the years ahead would be a sign of a Tory recovery as it becomes a broad movement again in the meantime we wish him well in this election in battle. It really wasn't that long ago it would be unthinkable for David. Go to be called a rabble. These are very bizarre times. An cartoonist Christian Adams has to make sense of it all so we've pulled him away from the paint and brought them to our studio Christian feels like a different type of election. You've been a cartoonist. For some sometimes it's easier or harder for you to cover. It's easier because there is so much more going on Elections are always extremely really interesting because everything's highlighted politically that promises. What will what we will do the? Nhs what we will do with the Climate Enj- whatever highlights everything and cartoonist. Love things in black and white sweet. Ain't like murky mid term. Well maybe this may be that we. He likes black and white Certainly some very colorful characters in politics. Just now Boris Johnson. Up quite like drawing. Boris E is a gift of the best thing ever about Boris Johnson. Control him from behind and everybody still views. You just do the hat. What wider body? Let's producer his supposed to be caught. Anyway that's that's the response to the cartoon is like excellent so he's great Corbin's fantastic you know it's good faces and it's it's good exaggerated the character characteristics. They are both characters. I mean you couldn't make Kuban. It's it's very very fortuitous for cartoons the main and in today's cartoon you have the two of them effectively side-by-side. Doing you just talk through. Today's Today's it's Boris. Johnson apparent is going to just be each softening and he is apparently going to use the word groundhog ary with a reference to groundhog. Day Film. The day repeats itself again again again say grant Hungary it's an it's an animal and cartoonist. Luxury politicians is animals. Some reason don't know why just awesome. I love it so I've done them both as groundhog's repeating the same thing again and again and again you can trust me you can trust me. You can trust me in Multimedia walls social media lots of tweets flying around gifts memes everything's automated. What is the appeal of a Classic Classic Static newspaper cartoon why they still would firstly? I mean it sounds so obvious but I caught in the political causing is the shape of a screen. Secondly any cutting back lit is better than it is on newsprint actually. So they're they're really really obvious. It sounds really basic and obvious but it's quite important and if you're looking on screen you're flipping and you're scrolling and you know everybody does say quick quick quick to have a a cartoon backlit and hopefully nice and bright and hatefully not nicely done then. That's really important. I think also the people you say static people's attention span is getting shorter. Meeting the Cliche of cartoon is Worth a thousand words so the boulder older and clearer. It is in this age of Lowering attention spans I would say it's pretty perfect thing for twitter and rep sites especially with people. I I often get kind of. I stopped my traction and liquor because I kind of rely on these things to make make sense of everything. That's going on a really important role for satire and comedy for people to have to help people understand what's actually happening. Is that still the case. Definitely it really is. I mean I would say that the main part of my job is to whom down all the noise especially sleep with twitter and facebook. There's so much noise and so many voices the my job. Hopefully that I try and succeed in is to bring always voices and all these different opinions down to one solid image. That hopefully sums up. What's going on with the politics of the day next angry about it really angry? They really become angry. Because it's a I hope the reality TV style president who is furious about the televising of his impeachment proceedings.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

12:34 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Stopping Jewish turn something. It's time to focus. I think ultimately that ideology feeding for it will have a sting in the tail. We see that sometimes with these flare ups and violence today in focus is the new daily podcast from the guardian. Join me a niche, Donna for the best stories from our journalists around the world. Subscribe now today in focus from the guardian. Welcome back now. Not content with doing their best to out Brexit, one, another, the tour leadership rivals have been seeking to pick up votes by announcing a series of increasingly unlikely tax cuts never mind that public services is struggling to cope after decade of a sturdy the candidates tax cuts would cost more than sixty billion a year between them. We're joined by the guardians economics correspondent, which parted to tell us how, and if any of these ideas stuck up. So I I on said he wants to raise a higher rate income tax to eighty thousand pounds from fifty thousand pounds, what would that cost? It's it feels up certainly tone deaf. Really? I mean, it's an absolute gift for labor strategies because they're going to be looking now, if there was to be an election in the autumn between labor in the conservatives that this is a gift for the headline writers. This looks like the conservatives promising tax cuts for the rich in terms of the cost to the treasury be about ten billion pounds after a decade of star. Not public services squeezed in your immediate spending priorities to give ten billion pounds away to hire own. It doesn't really feel as though it makes much political sense. The resolution foundation did some analysis and found that about eighty percent of the highest owning households would be the ones that would benefit most from this type of tax cut. So it feels quite a strange moment to come out with that as your, your leading message. Why what do you think he's done it? What's, what's that? What he will resonate with. I think. Especially conservative. Repealing to in this in this contest after all, the selector that would pick the new leader. Perhaps, this is the type of red meat that conservatives like to hear from from their leaders that is lower taxes. Aspirational taxes is quite interesting, though. I read something day, saying that conservative selectric conservative party members that not even all of then would benefit from this type of tax break for, you know, fifty thousand raising the pressure to eighty thousand that's the top three million earners. And we have a workforce of about thirty two and a half million. It's really the, the quite top-end average wages in the country about twenty six thousand pounds. So it's, it's more of a sort of offer to the aspirated, all conservatives who feel this is something that everybody could achieve. Yeah. That's what one at some of his team will say they'll say that something like and fifty thousand pounds or the lowest one day aspire to earn something like fifty thousand wears eighty thousand pounds just seems beyond. That's that's. The real wealthy in statistics bad out, as saying, I think that the, you know, this is the top three million of earners in the country and labor stands in, in contrast to this, and saying that they would keep taxes, steady about ninety five percent of the population, and that's up to an eighty thousand pound threshold, and therefore in a straight fight between the conservatives and labour. This is a message that you would think that the majority of the public would back. But, but sometimes people feel as, though that they, they could reach that bracket one day, and therefore they liked to have that type of opportunity open to the future, and believe that they deserve that type of reward should they have worked hard enough, but it's, it's a difficult sell. I would have thought in this current climate the polling is showing that the public are increasingly in favor of higher taxes. If it means greater spending on public services after decade of Stati element of fatigue, and feeling really should be taxes are going in higher direction. In future, really? And to keep tax cuts for the wealthy, we've got the former torture Bank employees, touch, Javid, who famously I think, to ninety five percent pay cut to become an MP. He wants to scrap the forty five percent tax plan, incomes above one hundred and fifty thousand is that I mean presume that puts in a similar places. What does that ghost? Absolutely. I mean at Nova large tax break haven't got the figuring frontages moment, but it's, it's a part of that cumulative, sixty billion pounds that was offered between Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb side Javid, and Michael go for their for their various pledges in a strange tax commitment to be making a gain at this time such Javid said that he is a low tax kind of person again, this is appealing to the conservative base. I think he also said that the would be tax cuts for those on lower incomes, as well. But it's sort of an again, a strange message to say that this is the right moment for for, for juicing taxes. Georgia. Born used to make an argument that tax cuts at the very top rate for the dishes Reiter of income when it was fifty percent, put up there by darling after the financial crisis when Osborne reduced it to forty five percent. He said that, that would actually gain more income for the exchequer, because people would more likely to pay their taxes. What the evidence showed was that wasn't increase income of about eight billion pounds, but it was from people deferring their tax payments to take advantage of the cut. It wasn't as though there was a magical certain increase in the amount of activity at the top of the economy that brought in this additional income. The big ideas, I wanted to talk about my Michael Cavs is to replace VAT, which I think is quite popular. Tax VAT kind of you simpler, lower US style sales tax. Can you tell us a little bit about that? What would that do in how much did it cost for starters? If you if you're campaigning on a on a policy that sounds won- kissers, scrapping VAT. You're not really in the right. So the place I mean, this is sort of looking at an incredibly nerdy, proposition to remove eighty in place, it with US style sales tax things. One hundred sixty colonies around the world badgley, use the system. The reason why the United States doesn't is that taxes are set on a state level. It's incredibly complicated to have a VAT system across all of those states, but in the UK again, it would cost billions of pounds to change such a system throw the revenue service into into disarray as they try and come to terms with making these adjustments. There are some devils in this detail. As well in that VAT has elements that mean it doesn't apply to, to certain goods, such as food clothes for children. And with sales tax could be concerned that the taxes levied across the board. If he's talking about simple sales tax. You would imagine it for it to work. It would need to apply to everything, and that could be very unpopular with voters if they were to see the prices of food and children's closed rising as a consequence. The other one is, is made of attack pledges Jeremy hunt and slashing corporation tax and from nineteen th central point five seven wants it to be one of the lowest in in developed countries. And what, what are we make that again? It, it doesn't feel like chimes with, with the current political climate. Maybe I'm getting it will wrong but what would be the reasoning behind that seems a stranger I suppose the argument that you could make potentially to play devil's advocate. Is that after a hard Brexit, if Jeremy hunt was to redouble his Brexit's credentials, not they have them to begin with? But if he was to try and. Posture about hard brags that he could say that I would stimulate the economy by cutting corporation tax down to the levels used an island, which were amongst the lowest in the world. I mean, besides tax havens in the Caribbean, the tax rate in Ireland at twelve and a half percent is the lowest in advanced economies to do that. He would hope that companies would invest more money and pay their workers, higher wages and increase their activity levels in the UK. Choose to operate in the UK in the event of a no deal Brexit. However, the U K already has one of the lowest corporation tax rates in the it's nine hundred ten set to drop down to seventeen percent under the conservatives plans. It was twenty eight percent when labour left office in two thousand ten but over that time period, the tax receipts have increased, but the economy has strengthened. But what we really looking for from corporation, tax cuts is greater levels of business investment in the UK economy business. Vestment in the UK lags behind over major countries. And we have this single the productivity puzzle in the country, where the technology gains that should deliver greater increases in efficiency in the workforce in the economy of not come over the past decade, people's wages are still below where they were before the financial crisis. Well, so, so I'm both those fronts. The tax cuts for businesses appear, not to really have delivered the supposed- gains that we, we would want to see from them, probably retell tell story to is over, and it seems to be if, if we're making these sort of big spending tax cut promises. But do you think any of these really gonna chime with the electorate, I think they're not sick gift to the labor part. We're going to have an election this year, which we might well, all of these will come back to haunt them even if they decide that's not what they really want to do. Their instincts are always cutting taxes for the better off an even when they pretend to produce cuts that look if there for the lower. Paid when they raised the tax racial, the bottom, it was shown time and time again that nearly all of the benefit went to people in the top half of earnings. So sometimes, even things look, if they're going to help poor don't people know, whether conservatives hearts is, and these types, cut me show, it, I think it's extraordinary. How tenure they become but then they are away with the fairies on almost every level on almost every subject minute. People talk about the end of territory. They think more money public services than think more tax cuts for the rich and also, not the seems to be this. I think it's Boris Johnson. He said that they want to use Philip Hammonds fiscal headroom, MRIs put it which some of us thought might be needed for other economic events that may may or may not happen over the next year or say, does it feel strange to be talking about this. When, when it's, you know, when we, we may be heading for no deal Brexit, which could really make huge difference economy. Absolutely with through the looking glass. We are having a conversation, which we would have had it any time in the last forty years about tax and spend conservatives being low tax austerity in the last survey for ten years, or so, when we standing on the edge of the Grand Canyon. And we don't know if a when we're going to fall off the edge of it. So it's quite surreal. Of course, we need to explore this. But it's poly says, everything the conservative party's doing is deluded right now, the raise on debt of the party is to make us all poorer in potentially quite obscene way. And so it's almost comical to take them seriously. In some other area of economy, when Brexit is going to change and transform our economic life for generations, which it is that, right? Is it is it difficult to kind of try and make these pledges? When we don't know what state, the treasury might be in. Absolutely. I mean, Philip Hammond, the voice of reason in this conversation, which is, which is quite strange, sometimes, but he. He saying things as though you know, you don't know what you're facing. So how can you make these, these tax cuts in this moment in time, where you don't know how the economy's going to perform? If you've got to know deal Brexit Bank of England warns that could have an immediate recession worse than the financial crisis. I mean that's going to damage the public finances. No end not sure how you can promise to, to increase the tax threshold for the higher owners without saying how you're going to fund that type of pledge in, in such an environment. Okay. Thanks, everyone. Well that's what we have time for this week. My thanks to all our guests Isabel hardman Jonathan list, Richard Partington, and politics. The producer Simon Barnard. I'm Jessica L got thanks for listening. For mobile put costs from the guardian just go to the guardian dot com slash costs..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

16:02 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Sensible Rex it fights off the threat from the insurgent Brexit party. And I have to say that, that is a the job that I believe I'm best suited to do today. Bus Johnson came out fighting yesterday to finally launch his bid the next prime minister as the field of candidates narrows impulsion way out in front can anything derail the bars express. Also this week, we'll be looking at whether any of the contenders promises on Brexit tax cuts, and the economy actually stuck up past all in this week's politics weekly. It was standing remain the at the Notre Johnson's leadership bid yesterday with hard Brexit is and conservative rising stars. All that show support with maybe an on the job in the next cabinet at the time of recording. We don't know who hasn't who hasn't got the sixteen th needs to stay on the list of contenders. But we can probably see in that Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt, Michael Savage, avid, and Matt Hancock all on there at the moment. The contest is bosses to lose. Is he really the best man for the job or anything? Well, I'm joined to discuss all this by Isabel Harbin, from the spectator Jonathan list from British influence and politics from the guardian. How do you think the boss when yesterday sort of emerge unscathed sufficiently boring enough? Well, that was certainly a was to make it doll safety, I, which is really the, the theme of borstal since campaign when he's allowed out to speak. The aim is basically to try to make him look a bit more serious politician. And so, in terms of his speech, and in terms of I think the way he answered the questions will didn't answer them in loss of cases. I think his team would have been quite pleased with that. There was one thing that, that over-shadowed it bit thing, which was that some MP's as she heckled journalist for asking Johnson, a very reasonable question about his comments about walking women who were berkers, and it's often the case activists from parties. Get annoyed with journalists for us dear leader inconvenient questions, but it's still quite unusual for MP's to do that. And I'm not God load of welfare candidate. It's very badly for. Candidate. It makes them look defensive as they call something to hide and what I thought made it. Worse was Liz trust. One of Boris Johnson supporters that went on TV to defend her colleagues heckling saying that they were entitled to question the questions of journalists, which, I think it would be much easier. Just to say, I think some of my colleagues over excited here can also himself, the, the idea of being PM. I've been laughed at a few months ago, and an and I think that probably we thought that his colleagues had lost trusted him toy MP's lost trust in him. Particularly his performances foreign secretary. Why are they running behind? This is being quite extraordinary. It's the conservative party completely losing any sense of responsibility for the fate of the nation, the party that used to be the solid, the reliable, the party of government has become wild reckless revolutionary because they think he is the only person who might. Squeak past in general election, and save them from both thorough and from Corbin unsaved, their seats and save that party. He might on the other hand be the final explosive device that blows the whole thing apart. It might be that he is so poorly that if he really does take us out of Europe. Ota no deal that the conservative party makes it self unelectable forever afterwards because of the self inflicted chaos caused, but they reckon that as things stand, he might save them this eat a very low reason choosy. Doesn't. He He seems seems to to have been. been concentrating quite a lot on just on just securing the backing of MP's announcing a thing you know, particularly controversial into things. I think a tax cut and also that he would leave with thirty. I is just him kind of keeping things. Very simple. As best route to success is only seem sort of the moment. If you all the kind of the pole position candidate of your day you won't have any controversy under Johnson is famous for that. And so he's, he's just letting the ship go on. If you like Theresa May to the Cima thing in a way in two thousand sixteen. When she just washed everyone else, self combustion. She was the last person standing there. The problem for Johnson is that he's told the truth extraordinarily when he said that the tour spaced extinction, if it didn't liver Brexit both thirty Tober there is no way on earth. They can deliver Brexit thirty post Tober. There are a couple of weeks parliamentary time after the summer recess where nothing can be done sell you that can. No more renegotiation, and no more led to legislation. And so he's already made a rod for his own back, that the first thing he'll have to do is prime minister is go to the EU and asked to stay in it. So already the trust will be will we smash I can't understand why the Tories don't understand that. And conversely, if you did try to get that no deal. As police said, if you actually went over the cliff, and then Boris Johnson would never be forgiven out the toys, wouldn't either and then parliament, probably humiliates him and try to stop it anyway. So there's really no way through him that he can emerge from this with any kind of credibility whatsoever. Smell somebody other candidates have tried to gain a bit of credibility people like Jamie hunt, and my ankle by saying, actually it's very difficult to leave with no deal deal no deal by thirty because his Dunton's laid out. You know, it's difficult to negotiate in that anything new in that time. And also because parliament is like to stop an ideal Brexit. Do any of those candidates avenue chance of beating him when it comes to the runoff thinking people? Turn me on all the sausage avid month ago. Jeremy hunt or such genital Mike who gave the most light, he might Hancock, he mentioned, this is probably going to get knocked out, either in this round or the next one because he just doesn't have enough of a constituency within the conservative party and his pitch. We went to his launch on Monday, his pitch was slightly crazed or have. Difficult to sort of pinned on what he believed other than motivational aphorisms. I felt like I was spinning class well to relationship. The other say are trying to sort of offer a bit more realistic Brexit plan. And that's tricky in the current Tory party, because the mood in the party is not really one for any further delay. They're still reacting to the procrastination of Theresa May. I'm perhaps, not looking at the situation that she's left the party. And in trying to work out the best way out of that they just don't want anyone who's going to put it off any more, and that's why Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb were the only two candidates who even got auditions before the European research group, which is the, the most Brexit he group in, in the conservative party, and has a huge amount of power, not just in the parliament party. But also, I think amongst the conservative membership. So it's tricky, because I think there is Brexit. Purity contest going on at the moment that doesn't bear a great deal of relation to reality of those putty of, of Michael Savage. Avid, Jeremy hunter DC is having the most. Likelihood of beating Johnson, what I suppose it would be go, if he can recover from the ca- Cain hypocrisy, which really sunk him oughta rolls astonishing. But maybe he can be forgiven in which case he's much the strongest contender. He knows burst back front if he really decides to put the knife in again, as he did last time he could be very effective when one of the candidates, not really talking about a tool anymore. She was quite strangest Dominic Robb. Who did you know sort of seen as maybe he could be the true Brexit tier candidate when Boris you know, it folded early than him said he was gonna vote trees may deal. But he's lost all of that year. G support to Boris what he used on the sue the winner under Johnson is going to match rob pound for pound in Brexit. Then those no reasons about rob who is much less sympathetic charming character. You have question marks over his personal character, which haven't quite been addressed. And who is has the kind of eight. Tori. Boy thing about him bay, which is going to not be particular turn, onto the tweet party was certainly not to the wider electric. Yes. So that's always don't since we've not now all the space is really ain't rob is also tainted, his, he didn't leave the cabinet obviously, after the check is agreement that was Boris, who did that? And, and Boris Johnson is therefore able to, to claim that he is more Brexit Pierce. We come back to this incredible sort of holy Brexit. Contest is going on the Johnson survived. The backstop no one's talking about the box December. Twenty seventeen Theresa May sign us up to customs union a great time. Johnson was he knew what it was. And then after extraordinarily when he left the company said he didn't know what it was. So he was basically saying that he was the gullible stupid or liar. I didn't seem to matter because he's tashaun. It's fascinating how there's actually a higher bar for the behavior of all the other candidates part from Boris. Johnson is something his team say the whole, always purse. Life is priced in. It's almost as though he could actually have killed people. And that would also trunks shooting Fifth Avenue, the front runners who've said that they are the two, I suppose we, if we still count rob amongst the front runners that they've said that we prepared to take the UK out of the EU with no deal on October thirty first Burston Dominic Robb, the others of, of sort of said that they think it's possible that parliament would be up to stop that. But we saw yesterday at there was an opportunity for parliament to set in motion for that to be another to at least reserve another date to try and pass a law to stop it. And Isabel some people listening and probably anyone who's not been following this with the minute detail of a full-time job gonna find it quite quoted to hear that it was defeated last night, feels like parliament's voted against no deal. Quite a few times, and what can you maybe you could explain to me about what happened last night? Here's those interesting topics going on last night. You had a group of conservative MPC voted with labour on this vote, which was to allow Paul. Lament to rule out no deal in future vote just to complicating confuse matters even further. But then you had a group of labor MP's, who voted with the government people like katoey, who obviously, managed to enrage their policy on, on regular basis, with their with that Brexit views, and you also had a number of ubstantially as well. And so this is turned the labor party in on itself again, with the very pro remain pro second referendum, anti no do, and, like, Ben Bradshaw, friends since turning on their colleagues and saying how much they've let the party downs. We, we've got another labor split here. This is a big boost to those candidates. He believe parliament actually won't stop new deal. I suppose it is if, if there is a mechanism for stopping teaches clear what that make an ISM could be done that all of the people like all of let win been out this morning that the Taurean peon and the former Tory bowl saying that this was the last chance, there are no more assigned opposition day debates. Which the government has to grant, but in power to grant labor time to have debates on things where they want, but those, those days of now, run out, and there's also no obvious legislation going through parliament for for amendments to be attitude that could stop no deal. So what is the root pop from a confidence vote without is the nuclear button, the confidence..

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 All aboard the Boris Express

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

16:02 min | 1 year ago

All aboard the Boris Express

"Sensible Rex it fights off the threat from the insurgent Brexit party. And I have to say that, that is a the job that I believe I'm best suited to do today. Bus Johnson came out fighting yesterday to finally launch his bid the next prime minister as the field of candidates narrows impulsion way out in front can anything derail the bars express. Also this week, we'll be looking at whether any of the contenders promises on Brexit tax cuts, and the economy actually stuck up past all in this week's politics weekly. It was standing remain the at the Notre Johnson's leadership bid yesterday with hard Brexit is and conservative rising stars. All that show support with maybe an on the job in the next cabinet at the time of recording. We don't know who hasn't who hasn't got the sixteen th needs to stay on the list of contenders. But we can probably see in that Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt, Michael Savage, avid, and Matt Hancock all on there at the moment. The contest is bosses to lose. Is he really the best man for the job or anything? Well, I'm joined to discuss all this by Isabel Harbin, from the spectator Jonathan list from British influence and politics from the guardian. How do you think the boss when yesterday sort of emerge unscathed sufficiently boring enough? Well, that was certainly a was to make it doll safety, I, which is really the, the theme of borstal since campaign when he's allowed out to speak. The aim is basically to try to make him look a bit more serious politician. And so, in terms of his speech, and in terms of I think the way he answered the questions will didn't answer them in loss of cases. I think his team would have been quite pleased with that. There was one thing that, that over-shadowed it bit thing, which was that some MP's as she heckled journalist for asking Johnson, a very reasonable question about his comments about walking women who were berkers, and it's often the case activists from parties. Get annoyed with journalists for us dear leader inconvenient questions, but it's still quite unusual for MP's to do that. And I'm not God load of welfare candidate. It's very badly for. Candidate. It makes them look defensive as they call something to hide and what I thought made it. Worse was Liz trust. One of Boris Johnson supporters that went on TV to defend her colleagues heckling saying that they were entitled to question the questions of journalists, which, I think it would be much easier. Just to say, I think some of my colleagues over excited here can also himself, the, the idea of being PM. I've been laughed at a few months ago, and an and I think that probably we thought that his colleagues had lost trusted him toy MP's lost trust in him. Particularly his performances foreign secretary. Why are they running behind? This is being quite extraordinary. It's the conservative party completely losing any sense of responsibility for the fate of the nation, the party that used to be the solid, the reliable, the party of government has become wild reckless revolutionary because they think he is the only person who might. Squeak past in general election, and save them from both thorough and from Corbin unsaved, their seats and save that party. He might on the other hand be the final explosive device that blows the whole thing apart. It might be that he is so poorly that if he really does take us out of Europe. Ota no deal that the conservative party makes it self unelectable forever afterwards because of the self inflicted chaos caused, but they reckon that as things stand, he might save them this eat a very low reason choosy. Doesn't. He He seems seems to to have been. been concentrating quite a lot on just on just securing the backing of MP's announcing a thing you know, particularly controversial into things. I think a tax cut and also that he would leave with thirty. I is just him kind of keeping things. Very simple. As best route to success is only seem sort of the moment. If you all the kind of the pole position candidate of your day you won't have any controversy under Johnson is famous for that. And so he's, he's just letting the ship go on. If you like Theresa May to the Cima thing in a way in two thousand sixteen. When she just washed everyone else, self combustion. She was the last person standing there. The problem for Johnson is that he's told the truth extraordinarily when he said that the tour spaced extinction, if it didn't liver Brexit both thirty Tober there is no way on earth. They can deliver Brexit thirty post Tober. There are a couple of weeks parliamentary time after the summer recess where nothing can be done sell you that can. No more renegotiation, and no more led to legislation. And so he's already made a rod for his own back, that the first thing he'll have to do is prime minister is go to the EU and asked to stay in it. So already the trust will be will we smash I can't understand why the Tories don't understand that. And conversely, if you did try to get that no deal. As police said, if you actually went over the cliff, and then Boris Johnson would never be forgiven out the toys, wouldn't either and then parliament, probably humiliates him and try to stop it anyway. So there's really no way through him that he can emerge from this with any kind of credibility whatsoever. Smell somebody other candidates have tried to gain a bit of credibility people like Jamie hunt, and my ankle by saying, actually it's very difficult to leave with no deal deal no deal by thirty because his Dunton's laid out. You know, it's difficult to negotiate in that anything new in that time. And also because parliament is like to stop an ideal Brexit. Do any of those candidates avenue chance of beating him when it comes to the runoff thinking people? Turn me on all the sausage avid month ago. Jeremy hunt or such genital Mike who gave the most light, he might Hancock, he mentioned, this is probably going to get knocked out, either in this round or the next one because he just doesn't have enough of a constituency within the conservative party and his pitch. We went to his launch on Monday, his pitch was slightly crazed or have. Difficult to sort of pinned on what he believed other than motivational aphorisms. I felt like I was spinning class well to relationship. The other say are trying to sort of offer a bit more realistic Brexit plan. And that's tricky in the current Tory party, because the mood in the party is not really one for any further delay. They're still reacting to the procrastination of Theresa May. I'm perhaps, not looking at the situation that she's left the party. And in trying to work out the best way out of that they just don't want anyone who's going to put it off any more, and that's why Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb were the only two candidates who even got auditions before the European research group, which is the, the most Brexit he group in, in the conservative party, and has a huge amount of power, not just in the parliament party. But also, I think amongst the conservative membership. So it's tricky, because I think there is Brexit. Purity contest going on at the moment that doesn't bear a great deal of relation to reality of those putty of, of Michael Savage. Avid, Jeremy hunter DC is having the most. Likelihood of beating Johnson, what I suppose it would be go, if he can recover from the ca- Cain hypocrisy, which really sunk him oughta rolls astonishing. But maybe he can be forgiven in which case he's much the strongest contender. He knows burst back front if he really decides to put the knife in again, as he did last time he could be very effective when one of the candidates, not really talking about a tool anymore. She was quite strangest Dominic Robb. Who did you know sort of seen as maybe he could be the true Brexit tier candidate when Boris you know, it folded early than him said he was gonna vote trees may deal. But he's lost all of that year. G support to Boris what he used on the sue the winner under Johnson is going to match rob pound for pound in Brexit. Then those no reasons about rob who is much less sympathetic charming character. You have question marks over his personal character, which haven't quite been addressed. And who is has the kind of eight. Tori. Boy thing about him bay, which is going to not be particular turn, onto the tweet party was certainly not to the wider electric. Yes. So that's always don't since we've not now all the space is really ain't rob is also tainted, his, he didn't leave the cabinet obviously, after the check is agreement that was Boris, who did that? And, and Boris Johnson is therefore able to, to claim that he is more Brexit Pierce. We come back to this incredible sort of holy Brexit. Contest is going on the Johnson survived. The backstop no one's talking about the box December. Twenty seventeen Theresa May sign us up to customs union a great time. Johnson was he knew what it was. And then after extraordinarily when he left the company said he didn't know what it was. So he was basically saying that he was the gullible stupid or liar. I didn't seem to matter because he's tashaun. It's fascinating how there's actually a higher bar for the behavior of all the other candidates part from Boris. Johnson is something his team say the whole, always purse. Life is priced in. It's almost as though he could actually have killed people. And that would also trunks shooting Fifth Avenue, the front runners who've said that they are the two, I suppose we, if we still count rob amongst the front runners that they've said that we prepared to take the UK out of the EU with no deal on October thirty first Burston Dominic Robb, the others of, of sort of said that they think it's possible that parliament would be up to stop that. But we saw yesterday at there was an opportunity for parliament to set in motion for that to be another to at least reserve another date to try and pass a law to stop it. And Isabel some people listening and probably anyone who's not been following this with the minute detail of a full-time job gonna find it quite quoted to hear that it was defeated last night, feels like parliament's voted against no deal. Quite a few times, and what can you maybe you could explain to me about what happened last night? Here's those interesting topics going on last night. You had a group of conservative MPC voted with labour on this vote, which was to allow Paul. Lament to rule out no deal in future vote just to complicating confuse matters even further. But then you had a group of labor MP's, who voted with the government people like katoey, who obviously, managed to enrage their policy on, on regular basis, with their with that Brexit views, and you also had a number of ubstantially as well. And so this is turned the labor party in on itself again, with the very pro remain pro second referendum, anti no do, and, like, Ben Bradshaw, friends since turning on their colleagues and saying how much they've let the party downs. We, we've got another labor split here. This is a big boost to those candidates. He believe parliament actually won't stop new deal. I suppose it is if, if there is a mechanism for stopping teaches clear what that make an ISM could be done that all of the people like all of let win been out this morning that the Taurean peon and the former Tory bowl saying that this was the last chance, there are no more assigned opposition day debates. Which the government has to grant, but in power to grant labor time to have debates on things where they want, but those, those days of now, run out, and there's also no obvious legislation going through parliament for for amendments to be attitude that could stop no deal. So what is the root pop from a confidence vote without is the nuclear button, the confidence. But I think that we need to look at John berko hear abo- cove is cost himself as some kind of maverick revolutionary when it sees him, and he is prepared to cost aside, conventions and rewrite the rulebook. I mean, I'm not an expert in, in three parliamentary etiquette and protocol. So I don't know exactly how much power he has. But it seems that he can rewrite us in may sort of as he goes along. So if he decides if parliament has a will, to introduce legislation, very quickly as cupid early this year, and they all given an opportunity to vote for that. I just can't see any way which was say no. The procedure says, unfortunately, what happened last night is that. Parliament decided not to have the opportunity, it'll make it very difficult. I think for berko to devise anything also you're asking him to do something way out of anything he's done so far. I think we're going to end up with whether there will be enough conservative MP's willing to bring the house down willing to have a virtual no-confidence in what who will presumably be Boris MP appear them and a call for general election. And I just don't know when it comes to it, whether the likes of people who have very anti Brexit, whether they'll really go that for what do you think is about? Do you think enough of them to actually agree with? That would be if you get government. And then in the confidence that you lose it. Yeah, I think that is your way basically saying, I've it with the conservative party who knows that things are quite Phibro at the moment till they, there is less of a thirst for leaving parties given. What's happened to change? You K because I think that stuff Shane, how difficult it is to, to go to loan from a big structure this being rumbling along for many decades labor LaTour. He's, I suppose we can, we also have to see what happens over the course the leadership contest. If Boris Johnson has heart and his position over summer to try and win over very hard. Brexit. Selectric una comes parliament is still sitting at the end of July, when he's elected then that could be the moment where his colleagues, Dominic grieve just in greening, maybe say in office enough. You're going to take on the touch toba. We know having it. And then you trigger that election, when there's still time to stop no deal. Three months later, but they will not be allowed to stand as conservative. I mean that only. Seats are there enough of them, we don't sacrifice their careers for the sake of the country? And that's what it'll come to possibly. There are enough noble minded people willing to do that. I mean, I guess one of the things that we haven't touched on his whether it's it is possible for any of these candidates to get any kind of new deal bioterr- thirty. I, I mean, we of laughing about that. But if it comes to the crunch, d think that there are people who maybe didn't believe Theresa May was prepared to take that with no deal. But may believe that someone I on snus. Well, this is the line that the sort of the Boris style candidates of news, the European Union, saying they're not going to reopen the withdrawal agreement, they're not going to start renegotiating any way. They say will they would say that wouldn't they that's kind of, you know, they're starting line in the Goshi -ation, and perhaps studies, the stance, the European Union, that will then fold when suddenly this new powerful conservative leader comes in, but even. The leadership candidates who claim they're trying to be more realistic like Jeremy hunt, for instance, still saying they want to reopen the withdrawal agreement. So all of them are prompting something that according to what has been said, so far is not realistic. How would it look from Europe? The EU is tied to these games it's actually written into the extension that you can't renegotiate withdrawal agreements that is put, so the box office and changing the only thing in might be able to. And this is a purse is to renegotiate a political declaration, which isn't going to be enough, because it has no legal way. But more importantly, there are only two things you can do the political declaration, the first is to soften it. So you explicitly asked to negotiate accustomed on a single market, which is obviously not help any, the Tories or you hard in it in the pad on the backstop, just Northern Ireland and not cleaves the concert. India's partying one clean slice. So there's nothing that they can do, which will help them tool on the backstop is simply not of negotiation. It's only use political interest to sacrifice its. Leverage for a prime minister. He hates them and the feelings mutual. Thanks willie. Back after this.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"And I think that being less than forthright and honest about the issues because unless they wish to precipitate a general election themselves, which has matters stand at the moment, looks to be disastrous for the conservative party. They are going to have to face up to the fact that I think referendums, the only way out some talk about crushing his out of the EU simply. By fluctuation of time. Yes. That is technically possible and could happen on the thirty first of all toba happen to think that a prime minister who tries to do that is going to find it very difficult, and may well precipitate general election as a consequence. So that's why I'm supporting Sam who in any case is very good universities minister when he was in office. I like immensely represents everything that I can see best about conservatism for the future now. It's probable indeed very likely that he's candidate show, will not be successful, and that from my point of view is not the issue because it enables somebody to go out and argue an argument, which I think, is important, we heard on the hustings, ultimately, this is going to be whittled down. I don't know how many. Those were top fool players in this, which one of them all the, which two of them are going to emerge out of this is far from clear. Could you just know that taught full the top the top four are clearly Boris Johnson? Dominic Robb, Michael g-o-v, and Jeremy, I generally run not right now. So. Those are the those are the full who I would expect to probably accumulate the most votes as this process goes through. But that's not to say that that's inevitable. It's the electric the parliamentary electricity is a curious one and people can change their minds and there's very little doubts from hearing some of the things I've heard today that Rory Stewart is having an impact with his car park. Podcasts. However, you want to describe him and it's proving quite successful. And I have to say, Rory is also talking a great deal of sense and listening to him. And I know him very well, it strikes me that the seven things he's saying of things which need to be listened to, and it may be that, if some of my colleagues do start listening to what he's saying that he may do better, which I would be very pleased about. And I think that it's of. Possibles, go whoa. You know, why do we have to go through this kind of long drawn-out each ship contest? When this does other stuff that we should be concentrating on. But it also I kind of feel like it's quite interesting rather than those sort of coronation style. You know, leadership changes where you every voice seems to be kind of represented as there's, there's a lot of different route that some don't seem to have a chance, but there, every wing of the party seems to be represented, how have you? Roy Stewart seems to be kind of, you know, the breakout, the breakout star at least social media, what do you make of the contest? I've role is it is. It is the reasons to be, you know, inspired or intrigued. No. I don't think so. It's trying to be positive. No. I've never seen that before. And it made me uncomfortable. So no, I'm quite dispiriting ready because the dynamics of it on and the electorate of drives it into fantasy land..

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 Tory leadership battle hots up, and all change at Change UK  Politics Weekly podcast

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

11:25 min | 1 year ago

Tory leadership battle hots up, and all change at Change UK Politics Weekly podcast

"This is politics weekly. I'm Heather Stewart Naza time for us to believe in ourselves. What we can. And that's why I am standing to be leader of the conservative party Boris Johnson began his leadership campaign in earnest this week, telling him peas he was best placed to beat labor and put Nigel Farage back in his books. Meanwhile, leadership rivals queued up for an audience with Donald Trump as the US president blew into town for his photo opportunity with the Queen the contest kicks probably next week. So is it still for assist to lose this week? It's all change at change. You pay the six of eleven piece, depart, the flushing party. We talked to one of those sticking with it, Chris, Leslie. That's all in this week's politics weekly. And then there were eleven early casualties of the Tory leadership race this week were Kibble house, and James cleverly who withdrew as the party agreed new rules to weed out candidates with little chance of winning the six front runners with enough declared supporters are burst Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt. Michael g-o-v such each of it. And Matt Hancock Johnson is current favorite to be anointed. His prime minister in the week of the twenty second of July, but a month is a long time in politics. Could we be looking at prime minister movement or dope, McVeigh by the summer while I'm joined to discuss all this by Katie balls from the spectator, and Ellie Mae o'hagan and Rafael bear from the guardian Katie was going to say you had a ringside seat at the hustings on Tuesday night, but you, you were the ringmaster hustings on Tuesday night, and we journalists most of journalists were outside in the corridor. Sad to say what, what was the mood like in there in the room managed to get a seat? So I was chairing the discussion and it was one one by one interviews. I think demeanor was fatty polite atmosphere. I think ahead of it, there was some talk that both could be heckled. And it was this is because it was the one nation caucus. So this is the group of conservative MP's headed up by Ambrosia NICKY, Morgan, now, I think there are lots of conservative MP's would describe themselves as one nation conservative term. Isn't it exactly? Specifically this group, they have the declaration of values which relate to things like having a United Kingdom the environment at free enterprise. I think what the best known for is don't like no deal, and they are opposed to nodule Brexit. So both Johnson describes himself as one conservative useless to saying that he went take canoe deal Brexit off the table. So there was some of you that this could be a real confrontation. But I think everyone listened to ever and had to say and before you an hour after gone splash on the front, free newspapers his comments, so love invasion did gap from the then of. Associates. Boris Johnson's pitch is was that he wasn't going to soften his new deal Brexit nine, but he did try and play up of the things that he would have in common with the MP's and the room. I think what's really benefiting Boris Johnson right now is someone called Dominic Robb because compared to Dominic Robb Bros. Johnson, seems less right? Win some of the MP's in the center of the Tory party on various issues, and that's making them think that if they have to have Brexit Hugh, is willing to countenance a deal Brexit. Bruce Johnson is a less bad option than someone like Dominic grump. I'm Michael go wrath last night. At the second round of these hostage not shared by Katie. We should say put himself in different position again. Didn't he said on what the idea of October thirty first? So he's the sort of even slightly more sensible Exeter's. Yeah. This has been Michael goes position for some time, which is essentially sort of the most as it was author, dogs, true believe of breaks. It's here up. To the point of accepting no deals. Because now for a number of reasons that he can't quite go that far and say, you know what? No deal is something we should do partly probably just because he is just a slightly more rigorous serious thinker than some of the people who prepared to go along with no deal. Chatting, I think he genuinely understands the hazard for the state for the economy. That would be involved in that I think, particularly the department that he was in, when he was environment. Secretary just introduced him to a lot of the practical problems that go along with doing no deal. And also, he has to recognize he's very tight cool politician, he recognizes that, you know, between. I think he's absolutely right. What she said about Dominic Robb based carving out this space football to be sort of as it were one row into simultaneous when you've got someone who's out in the oil, being completely bonkers and that's actually quite good position for Boris to be in. And so Michael really has to then pitch himself as insofar as a center of the conservative party unity. Can't that, that would be him. And I think broadly speaking, that is at least logically true. If you did a kind of a growth with a sort of X Y axis that sort of leave one end remain on the other tra- Thatcherite with slash and burn pros therapy on one, acts and one end sort of old skirts, though, wet invest spend money on stuff at the other end, and it sort of scatter plot on that axis of where all the parliamentary Tories are you'd probably find they've pretty much in the middle of that the problem is that being that Younes you can also means you alienate people on various fringes, but he, I think he's probably put himself in fairly tactically, g position and any took him out. Dominic mopping out out in the aisle. There last night's contribution from him was that he'd be willing to provoke parliament to suspend parliament, if necessary to get no Brexit, no deal Brexit food. That's pretty extraordinary, isn't it? Yes. Absolutely extraordinary. And I mean, this is a very cliche thing to save it. I, I wonder what the. Action would have been in if, if a labour MP had said that, I mean, I feel that people would have been saying it Stalinism is going to be tanks on the lawn of parliament square. You know, of course, perogie parliament is a crazy idea. And yeah, I think we should really reflect on what's going on in the conservative party. I think something really extrordinary is happening in that party. That is the case. Katie's ideas that would have seen credibly fringe now in mainstream discussion in the Tory polcy I would save on the parade and parliament comment. Dominic robb. He is that minority view of all the candidates, and actually, like a lot of people have reacted very badly to the idea. You're going to provide parliament, so I mean, it is something that you can't say they would do it in that room. It landed very badly and is interesting that in the hustings chat, every single Brexit he was saying, they would Constance emoji Brexit. So sad Javid. Andrea leads him and Boris Johnson explicit. Early route parading parliament. So I didn't think it is a majority view in the conservative party Andrew, let's inset that she consulted Klux at some point, and had wet this wasn't really viable option such Javid said that he's what parliament had to have a say. So, I think what you seeing is when it comes to Dominic Robb, what of the votes, he is going to try and make the final t now the European research group, that is a great gift, the eurosceptics of the policy that feel most strongly on having clean Brexit. Now, I think by having this dividing line between himself and Boris Johnson. I think it helps Boris jokes in many respects, I think Dominic Robb is trying to pick up this European research group votes to try and get further and free the rans, and he now has something to say, I am more serious about delivering no deal than my rivals less sanguine about the tool, even if it's only a tiny amount even if it's just only grow Francois talking about perogie Parman because Elliott this really is happening here is. Constant ratcheting of the parameters of was a normal discussion about what you should do in this country, further and further away from things that are practical. And so when you hit talk about a sort of global trade breaks or clean Brexit, or no deal Brexit. There's really no discussion of actually involves what practically that means. The reason Dominic Robb way, anyone would entertain parochial parliament is because there is this question of, could you actually persuade parliament, is that some potential parliamentary obstacle to delivering no do? And even the quite moderate will self stop motoric candidates in this race when they sable I wouldn't do not. We Michael go says, will we pretty have to get another extension their explanation is because parliament won't permit no do now? That's a pretty cowardly way of framing it. Because actually the reason not to do is because it's a terrible terrible idea. There's no such thing as a clean. Brexit, immediately often odeal your whole legal system, your economy in chaos your force back into in the Goshi action with the EU but for a much weaker position is properly bonkers. No one was seriously. Counseling in two thousand sixteen or twenty seventeen is only Lanzoni gender now and as the sort of the framing of the debate moves it just becomes a entirely normal thing to this Gus. And when half of the field of Tory candidates are prepared to discuss that quite normally that suggests a as was just said that the conservative parties in, that's a very peculiar place, ROY now when I'm part of that is because the backdrop of the discussion is what's going on impeachable this week where there's a by-election and Nigel. Farage is Brexit party looks as if it might do quite well, right. That's, that's what's in people's eyes were having this discussion. I think there is a sense that the Brexit party if you're going to the various frets to the Tory vote, the Brexit party frat is tina's at greater threat right now than the liberal Democrat vote now it's interesting. Lots of Tory candidates went to say, hey, we can actually win both voters back. I think never skepticism as how you unite voters who have said many times they want to know deal Brexit. They were only take that as being a Brexit that they would accept as fitting. Description, and how you those remained conservative OTC feel very isolated by the party and looking at the nipple Democrats. And I think he looked at the European election. Results teapot, is very well very clear Brexit positions. But completely opposing and that's a riddle I think every main party when it comes to working at had to get a big coalition of voters. I think on the Brexit polity point, there is a general sense, and I think you saw this in the hustings this week that such Javid stage loss of support. Actually, when he said the way to beat the Brexit party is by not being the Brexit party, and I think there are lots of Tory MP's you feel that you need to deliver Brexit. But you shouldn't be doing straight the noise Farraj playbook to do that anyway. Let's talk about Johnson was a briefing with a Tory poster Lord Haywood this week, who was saying he comes out with the most popular candidate. So he's the conduct people most not recognized like he also comes out the most unpopular candidate. He's an incredibly divisive, and polarizing figure isn't he would lay relish, the chance of taking on Boris Johnson to think gem, an election. I don't think that labor would relish taking on Boris Johnson though. I, I also think that we shouldn't underestimate Michael g-o-v is particularly fees. I mean I is total speculation on my part, but, particularly if he's still in contact with his old colleague, Dominic Cummings, then labor probably will be in trouble who, of course, helped run the vote leave campaigns by significant figure in the vote leave campaign. Yes. On this very talented, political tactician. Boris johnson. I think Boras he, he represents the kind of era that we're living in.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

"We also do quite like a positive review. So the toy leadership contest is yet to full me begin, yet, all the candidates are going, and there's a lot of them that are now eleven candidates in the. Race to succeed Theresa May when she steps down as party leader on June. The seven there are five main candidates, but a lot of other people phone the hat into the ring possibly just to try and get themselves a better job in the next government, if they haven't got a particular chance of making it into downing sheep. So what should be, let's begin with the top of the race. And where all those people are the most obvious thing is that the fun is Boris Johnson still has not declared his formerly running to be prime minister, even though we've seen more pose this week that show. He is the favorite person amongst the conservative party's grassroots in this state is still looks like it's his to lose. Yes. I think that's right. And I think he's engaged in a bit of expectation management, if you look at the polls and the names of people declared for the various candidates, as you say, there are a handful of front is all around between the twenty Twenty-nine Mark Jeremy hunt. Boris Johnson, Dominic Robb, and so on. What's interesting is some of them are working. Very hold. And Boris Johnson terms of visibility is not working hard. Tool. He's having his private meetings, he's talking to MP's. He's working on the people who are going to vote in this first part of the contest. And I think he is deliberately deflating the level of support. He's got the moment. He's being advised at least unofficially by Lynton Crosby. I think there is an expectation management game gang on him whereby they want people to think, well, you know, maybe he's only got forty or fifty maybe it could be up for grabs. And actually, he's got quite a lot more in the bag is my hunch. And so, I think it absolutely is Boris Johnson's to lose. And I think it's going to be very difficult for those people who want to try and keep him off the top to going to the members, the key thing for Boris Robert is he doesn't want to be seen as the phone because that's quite a dangerous place to be in this race. Because as we've seen is a lot of candidates will go and attack them for being in that position. He doesn't want to be front, but he is to front run. I think he's probably ambivalent about this state is on the one hand he doesn't want to be the target for everybody else. On the other hand, if you can absolutely streak ahead. Then it becomes a fight for second. In place. And if he can really establish himself in the first ballot of MP's, then everyone will turn their mind to being his opponent and not fighting him anymore. Now, maranda green, this is where I think a lot of the considered property, I look in our eat of your own side, with Boris Johnson fine. But then it's the question who is going to be the candidate to beat him because this whole thing will start which down when parliament returns and the nineteen twenty two committee starts to run the rounds to choose the final two candidates. The stop boys candidate was thought to be some by Jeremy hunt. A lot of support, but he made these comments about a new deal begs, and he's really flip flopped on this issue, as seems to be hemorrhaging MP's and momentum. He does he's tried to keep both wings of the pulmonary party happy, which, as we've seen during the unhappy premiership of MRs Ma is quite a difficult thing to pull off. And also, I think he sort of failed to say anything memorable on those Jill positions. Whereas Matt Hancock the health secretary. He gave an interview to all paper this week in which he really decided to take on Boris Johnson..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

04:11 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

"And we had this son ridiculous spectacle of the nineteen twenty two committee. This is the backbench conservative parties ruling body that they had written letters about changing the to allow leadership challenge that would have been incredibly fought incredibly messy and to grow. Brady was we saying to the prime minister do wants to try and remove you or will you just go. And as George to set the side of the game was up at ten AM on Friday, all the advice, we gathered Fe, very emotional meeting, where people were very upset, and then to make came out and gave a statement. What did you make the statement I tended to sort of sympathize with her pitch actually plea? You can say that she has made a succession of polling strategic errors in trying to she would put it deliver Brexit. We can discuss those, but I thought that her self justification wasn't that ill-judged actually in trying to make a big deal of reminding whoever succeeds as prime minister that you have to find a way through this very difficult situation. And she stressed, the idea of compromise. My own feeling is if she'd actually governed in that spirit, we wouldn't be where we are today an if. From the time that she became prime minister instead of deciding to crush the saboteurs, tell anyone who voted remain in the referendum, that they were citizen of nowhere, actually go with polarizing trend in politics, if she had governed in the spirit of compromise is necessary. We may actually have been coming to relatively peaceful resolution of the stage, one of the Brexit story instead as George says she's been reduced tears, really the country's been reduced to, and it's very debatable, whether the incoming prime minister will find it as easy as some of them seem to think to resolve this irresolvable problem I thought that glint of steel towards people like Boris Johnson Dominic Robb, which will talk about later was quite significant there when she was saying, you're going to have to compromise, because MRs may knows that whoever comes next is going to be a more hardline bagster, who take a tough approach to this to trying to unravel this thing because less we forget the clock. Asto. Ticking. Yes. And she said that some compromise is not a dirty word and said, that was quite a brutal challenge to the people are gonna come after. She also incidentally made reference to the fact that she claimed to have government from the center ground described compassionate center ground conservatism. And so that was an indication that where she thinks the party should be going down. An ideological hard Brexit route. She used the word moderate didn't she leaders of quite a red rectal with them. Yeah. But as burned, right? He says, I mean, the idea that this is going to be easily solved. As for the birds and Manton I unfortunately have been around long enough to have covered the resignation of John Major David Cameron's reasonably all brought down on the subjects of Europe and, frankly, the situation for the conservative party and the country is now more agonizing than it was fry. The trees predecessors, the party is in a state of nervous, exhaustion. Exactly. Twenty reflect Vevey on Mrs Maes coup under that she's being promise for three years, and she's really not going to be a member of anything. Because she had one job, which was delivered Brexit. And she has no legacy or not. And she said that in her speech, it will be a great regret. I never delivered Brexit, and it's hard to see how she will go down. I don't think history will think particularly kindly of her. Yes, she tried. Yes, she tried to bring her warring party together, but she will be remembered for giving into the inevitable, which was the conservative party is becoming the hard Brexit party. Well, she wasn't guilty of some of the things that her predecessor was, I would say that, if you compare the culpably, casual attitude of David Cameron to holding the Brexit referendum and accidentally losing it to Mrs Maes determination and sort of resolute attitude to just pursuing some sort of compromise. It was the wrong compromise. She did it the wrong way. She had no sign of any of the political skills that you need to reach out to people, who you need to support you..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Is good about this. So much to be proud of so much to be optimistic about. I will show leave the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold. The second female prime minister that says ne-, not the lost by with no ill will, but with enormous and injuring gratitude to the opportunity to the country. Breaking down there at the entry may, then returns into into number ten Downing Street where she will remain until I new conservative party leader is elected by the Tories, and that person will become the new prime minister that could take now. There are three people. I wanna early flag for you as likely successors to the special relationship other half of the partnership Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary tweeted out, very dignified statement, from Theresa May, thank you for your still ical service to our country and our conservative party. It is now time to follow her urging to come together and deliver Brexit Dominic Robb, formerly the Brexit minister who quit because Theresa May was not following through on Brexit, the right way. He tweeted dignified as ever Theresa May showed her integrity, Humaines, dedicated public, servant, patriot, and loyal conservative. And the current foreign secretary in Great Britain is Jeremy hunt. He tweeted, I want to pay tribute to the pm today, delivering Brexit was always going to be a huge task, but one, she met every day with courage and resolve. The national service will have an extra twenty billion. Thanks support. And she leaves the country safer and more secure a true, public servant, those are the three, I think are the real contenders to replace Theresa May Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy, my friends who are steeped in English politics. Dominic Robb is the better care that for the general election, which will arrive sooner rather than later, but whoever delivers Brexit whoever's the next prime minister gets the chance to get out of the which affirmed up growing disgust with the European Union. They have been trying to cripple the UK throughout this entire process. The bureaucrats Brussels. What they've done is destroy Somme political career and open the door and the only person can walk or the conservative party going to insist on someone who go hard Brexit, if they won't reopen the deal. Fine. We're done. And there's really no way to stop that from happening. If your labor or a liberal, Democrat, and once that is done, I believe, the Tories will win a great victory at the polls, because the people will have had their wishes respected. Also wanna call your attention to my new Washington Post column, which is about the battleship Biden. It's tongue in cheek of your member. We must sink. The bismarck. Twenty twenty Democrats have one mission is the column head sink battleship Biden, and talked to great length about how they have to go after them with hammer and tongue in the first debate that looms in a couple of weeks. But that. They need to recognize get one chance to do this. Many of them curse Christian yelich brand. You have no chance any club. You have no chance with. You have no chance, Cory Booker of no chance. Unless you go after Biden guy all the congress people Delaney Aurora can Gabbard and molten and Brian install. They have no chance on us. They go after..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"We only have estimates because exit polling the only way you can know but the point is. These when the tour when the nineteen twenty two they're going to come up with the see they're in a bad place, by the way. Because if seventy percent voted for leave and thirty percent voted against the thirty percents of big number. Thirty percent. But then, good news is where are they going to go? Right. Because nobody was good on this thing that nobody in London. No large group of people accept a majority of the Tory ministers, right? Members of parliament, a majority of them are relate are elected from districts that, that voted for this thing. Big majority, seventy percent. That's huge. And then another thing is the cabinet. Theresa May's cabinet was mostly people who voted remain. Yes. And, and that's David Cameron. He the prime is for Theresa, May's David Cameron. Who's, you know, young hip to kinda get each day's centre-left. He's, he's like a Tim Ryan figure. He's not really a died in the wool, Tori. No, no. And you know, and you know, they're really cool. It's like if we all wanna be like, Tony Blair now. And isn't that cool? And so they linked to this guy. Right. And he put this thing on the ballot because he's leaking votes to the United Kingdom independence party and Nigel for odds who, by the way in his infinite mischief and cleverness is starting another party. The elections. He's that's right. He's gonna win. And that's happening in other countries to say, so, you know, I hope and pray European Union. I, I wish it would be what it was founded to be what Winston Churchill calls for. I wish revert to the fact that it is not a government is a customs union, and, you know, all the stuff about passports, and all that you could fix that up so that it's not hard to go across the border. You can do all of that, right? But you have to explain something a lot of the. Remain, or for the people who are against leave are calling for a custom union. That's because even though Churchill wanted to custom union he did not want a government attached to it. Now, we have a government with a custom union attached to it. They want out because the custom union proves again, that government cannot do anything except grow. Yeah, Well, I, I read years ago and it's probably more now I read years ago that they were seventy five thousand people employed by the European Union, forcing free trade. Wow. Another another quick back. There have been three meaningful votes on leaving the EU three of them, January, fifteenth, March twelfth and March twenty nine only Boris Johnson, Dominic Robb and Estra McVeigh voted. No, the first two times. Everyone voted. Yes, the last time because they're getting desperate and it still failed every other Jeremy hunt. Michael go said, gee, Chevy Matthew Hancock ROY Stuart penny more dant Andrea..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Who we love. We stand together and together, we have a great future. Politics may be under strain. But there is so much. He's good about this. So much to be proud of so much to be optimistic about. I will show leaves the job that it is being the owner of my life to hold. The second female prime minister, but session, not the NAS te. With no ill will. But with enormous and enduring gratitude to the opportunity to serve the country. Breaking down there at the end, Theresa May then returns into into number ten Downing Street where she will remain until a new conservative party leader is elected by the Tories, and that person will become the new prime minister that could take up now. There are three people I to early flag for you as likely successors to the special relationship other half of the partnership Boris Johnson, former foreign secretary tweeted out, very dignified statement, from Theresa May. Thank you for your service to our country and our conservative party time to follow her urging to come together and deliver Brexit Dominic Robb, formerly the Brexit minister who quit because Theresa May was not following through on Brexit, the right way he tweeted dignified as ever trade Somme showed her integrity, remains a dedicated public, servant, patriot and loyal conservative. And the current secretary in Great Britain is Jeremy hot. He tweeted, I want to pay tribute to the PM today, delivering Brexit was always going to be a huge task, but one, she met every day with courage. Resolve. The national health service, we'll have an extra twenty billion support and she leaves the country safer and more secure a true public servant, those three, I think are the real contenders to replace Theresa May Johnson Dominic Robb, Jeremy, my friends who are steeped in English politics. Dominic Robb is the better care that eight for the general election, which will arrive sooner rather than later. But whoever delivers Brexit whoever's the next prime minister gets the chance to get them out of the which affirmed up growing disgust with the European Union. They have been trying to cripple UK throughout this entire process that bureaucrats Brussels. What they've done is destroy Theresa May's political career and open the door and the only person can walk through that door. The conservative party is going to insist on someone who will go hard Brexit, if they won't reopen the Dale fine, we're done, and there's really no way to stop that from happening. If you're a labor or a liberal, Democrat, and once that is done, I believe, the Tories will win a great victory at the polls, because the people will have had their wishes respected. Also wanna call your attention to my new Washington Post column, which is about the battleship Biden. It's tongue in cheek. If your member, we must sink. The Bismarck, twenty twenty Democrats have one mission is the column head sink battleship Biden. And it talked to great length about how they have to go after them with hammer and Tong in the first debate that looms a couple of weeks. But that. They need to recognize get one chance to do this, many of them curse Christian brand. You have no chance any club. Are you have no chance warn? You have no chance, Cory Booker of no chance. Unless you go after Biden guy all the congress people Delaney. Aurora can Gabbard molten and Brian install while they have no chance on us. They go after..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

04:58 min | 1 year ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"Back Bill O'Reilly here, and I will bring you the awry Lee up date later this morning at ten eleven and twelve noon on eight sixty AM the answer. Welcome back onto Hewitt. Thank you for joining me on this Wednesday morning. And thanks to all of you out there, who are supporting the angel tree prison fellowship ministry, we now sponsored six hundred and fifteen kids go into camp. I wrap this up at the end of this week, because of course, the camps have to figure out how many counselors they need which ones have to be open. How many ten flaps have you got a count how sleeping bag have to be arranged for a lot of the kids who have mom or dad in jail don't have the adequate basic necessities of camping so they, they have a lot of planning to do? That's why we ask you in may so that mid late June. They can begin the camping through July and August. And thank you to everyone. If you missed it, and you wanted to participate, the banner is still up for three more days at hughhewitt dot com at the very top the angel tree fellowship. Also wanna remind you do my work this morning. Job, creators network. A great crate sponsor not. The stunning. Theresa May other words is a spent force. Nobody cares what she puts forward. Nobody will support it shot to resign three months ago when the parliament rejected her first ridiculous. Brexit Bill, and we gotta get Boris Johnson Dominic Robb in there and go back to the beginning. And tell the paean union, we're leaving on WTO terms hard Brexit, unless you renegotiate three Somme. Screw.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:45 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Globalist

"I'm Georgina Godwin, and I'm joined in the studio by Sebastian Boga who is London correspondent for d'italia Spiegel. Welcome back to the program. So that's no let's start with the times on the golf, which basically had the the same the same story, which is just make sure that Brexit is done. And then go please MRs may, well, it's a very peculiar. I mean, we we've talked about Brexit for weeks and months now haven't we this is really about the conservative party leadership where where people. No jostling for position. And in fact, the finance Minister Philip Hammond has a lucky he's being he gave a speech in Washington, which is which the telegraph takes up away. He mocks his colleagues and says he will probably be the only one amongst three hundred and fourteen conservative members of parliament who bones. I mean, we have had a an astonishing array of people giving interviews which indicate that they that. They think they are really up for the job. And having read all those I wonder, well, I'm not so sure you actually are. But but but the the I think the times hasn't the maybe more interesting take because it's now about at what stage to does the Prime Minister Theresa may have to resign. And then. There by. You know, starting the the the the the contests, which which of course, is in two parts in the conservative party that the parliamentary party chooses to whittles the list down to two candidates who then go out the membership at least that's the normal procedure. And I would take at least eight weeks. So you can't you you could do it through the summer and have a new prime minister in place by early August in time for the party conference end of September about of course, the Brexit's date is end of October. Now. So if you want her to wrap it up, and we're not entirely sure, whether the talks between the government, and the opposition will will wield anything this week as as some people have suggested, so so then, you know, we may talk about prime minister may in twenty twenty twenty twenty one whenever the biggest problem is the times points out is that if there were to be some leadership challenge before the agreement with the EU has been approved by parliament. Then you could in fact have an arch Brexit tear like Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb in charge. Who would just then go back on on anything that had been? Agreed..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

08:18 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"To see how you suddenly move enough votes. Wherever DP moving Casey when they sort of give hints that they might do. I mean, if they would never go into move. They would have censor new point dog into us. And whenever do this seemed to be there was something that might have got the move of a line. But I think there's been a catalog of Ariza number ten PA and the DP immune sense by various things, I think the people haven speaking to the DP haven't always been the best place, for example. It was Gavin Williamson. He broke the confidence and supply agreement initially, but yet for the past couple of weeks, it's been David Livingston. He's been speaking to them and hostess suggest that perhaps David Lynton, isn't there? Puff. It passan doesn't connect with them completely. Then you also have the fact that I think one of the things that number ten didn't realize what happened is the thing that she annoyed the DVD probably the most in the past week was the fact that trees, my said, she was going to go if her deal post alert, they don't really respect. Will you think that much of Theresa May's negotiating style? The do believe that she is actually a unionist. She is somebody puts union above other things. And there was a sudden as it well who's going to replace you. And they've had various meetings of all the main contenders. Like Javid Boris Johnson. Dominic robb. And I think in some of these meetings did not come away assured that lead leaders if they were prime minister would keep the idea that Nova on had to be treated the same. And that meant this offer from the government of pushing into Lou a law said Nova John had to stay in with the rest of the UK began to become a bit meanness because if you have a prime minister, he was happy to overrule the bring. About an election and change things. It doesn't mean anything. So James if there is going to be an elation Mugabe, by the way, we look forward to this. You would be spinning the wheel massively and ensure that we'll might stop adds a big Tory majority in his doper Corbin majority at a time where only seven percent of the public say they've got to strong allegiance to any political party could go anywhere. But I'm wondering if there is an argument to say that we're going to have an election. We should have won the soon as possible because I was thinking this was walking home in Friday night's walked home past these to leave protests on the right? You had the cheery you Kip guys shooting for leave on the left. You had the rather less cheery. Tommy Robinson lot on Whitehall. Now right now. None of these guys have really organization, but if we were to leave this for two months, three months, they might be able to have candidates. They might be. To stand. So is there an argument if this is going to lead to an election brought on by the abject failure of the Tory to negotiate brings it better. Do it now before the other protest parties have time to put up candidates is obviously right that this new Brexit party doesn't have infrastructure wouldn't would struggle to feel candidates in every constituency and all about but at against that Theresa May have to lead the Tories into election if it was stopping quickly. I mean, not not it'd be very difficult scenario because the public would basically be elected government when the prime minister about government was committed to stepping down within a few months, if she won the election. And I mean, the public would understand we say well who's going to succeed to resume. What's that? What's that? Brexit Bill is he going to be an what's that to mastic agenda going to be on the dangerous? You would look like you would take in the public for granted that you want to Nava time in office. But he didn't want to tell them what you were going to do with that power. And I think you'd find. But the the problem for the. Tories is you will be running against the labor party who you basically take everything that dominate raw Boris Johnson. Sanjay javid. Jeremy hunt. Michael go Tom anymore contenders? Can we list has ever said, and that would be described as Tory policy would be if you voted for the Tory party? I mean that would be very a very difficult situation. But the streets may wouldn't be able to say I'm in charge around here that won't happen because she has committed to ponty as soon as the withdrawal agreement is through she'll be off. I mean, there are just so many problems with the Tories guy into general election. But I think the point to make is known sitting there thinking, yes, this is going to be pretty and we're gonna get hundred seat majority. It really is running out of any options that deemed a K, and this view that hats, that's how you might keep the party's reputation intact. You wouldn't upset as cool very to face by going for Brexit or former Brexit, but we're? Idea that we were hearing yesterday of a government of national unity. I mean, he is it's amazing to hear a former conservative prime minister propose Theresa May basically does into coalition with labour. Now, you can see technically might work. But that again is spinning the wheel who news that will end reason why I think she'd rather be alone than of labor spin the wheel for the government of national unity idea. I think is notable that the people putting it forward. We don't want Brexit to happen. One the softest woman Brexit possible or acquire ambitious and don't currently have a job in the cabinet. And I think that's what seems to unite to. I think it still seems very unlikely it would work. I think you've actually look at the various people being suggested to take a leading role in this government of national unity is hard to see what they would agree on unless you really go for that soft Brexit base Hillary band, David Letterman, and even then I'm not sure Hughes on the majority for it. Because if you're. Jeremy Corbyn, which all of that ideas. Fast seem to want to Deeks too divisive. Labor might whip against wherever Brexit position the national unity government, come up with so ending. It does offer away and just going back to the general election as if it does happen. I think is very unpredictable, but a d think James, even if we see a second referendum majority in the house. A newest model we saw at the last election. How quickly the debate moves away from Braxton domestic issues, you look at knife crime right now, you look at trains, and you look at school funding and a d think the Tories in a of trouble in domestic issues. Whoever leads them. Now, we've also had the chief whip confessing to then Laura Kuenssberg BBC what he thinks his colleagues behavior. Here's what he's had to say. The thing that people forget is that about he went to get a majority in order to deliver breaks it failed to get majority. The government is a whole probably should have just been clearer the consequences of that the parliament with rhythmic would mean, this would be inevitably kind of soft the time from Brexit. So James, what are we to make chief unburdening himself in this way? I think it is a reflection of the frustration public because the behavior in the cabinet over the last few months has been quite remarkable is easiest list. The cabinet ministers. You haven't freshened? To resign van the ones who have. Reasonably it's problem is that she is being boxed in whichever way she seeks to go. I if you don't like she's moving one way you get a fresh resignation from one group Minnesota. She does she's moving another way. You get a different group of ministers threatening to resign. And now, I think makes it very very honed the her to lead. Now, you can save at the cabinet on very very ill discipline, which there is obviously some troops to. I also think the number ten coned avoid blame for failing to build a team in a sense of royalty. I mean, there is a the moments in helmet haven't built a sense of esprit de corps. Among the cabinets put it mildly, which I've been kissed is a challenge James in Katie. Thanks very much. Indeed. You can't subscribe to this podcast coffee. How shorts of the store? 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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

"So I think it's that emotion has got the veteran people savannah as you said, it's now focused on the leadership contest. And the roughly of it seems to be there are four leading candidate. And then a whole lot of other candidates who? Oh, throw the hat in many them looking for Betty cabinet jobs, like amyloid, for example. So I hear that she's going to run but instead valley behind boys Jones. No, Michael, go to try and be the first female chancellor, but out of those four big beasts if you want to call them that you've go bullish Johnson. Dominic Robb, Jeremy hunt and Michael go. What do you make of this election? Will I think is interesting Dominic Robb has managed to get his name into list of big beasts, I wouldn't cool in that myself. But I would say that he's probably the biggest danger to the long term health of the conservative party in my view as a non aligned moderate voter because I think what you have to realize while the conservative party will be looking at these names in the context of the next stage of Brexit. The electric will be looking at these names in terms of who do we actually want to govern the country? I mean this week in amidst all the Brexit term will we had some really serious figures come out about the rise in child poverty among. In families where both parents are working. They're all things that need to be fixed in the UK and the Cameron project, but went so disastrously wrong to try and make the conservative party feel as if it was mainstream and relatable to the ordinary voter, you know, it's gone off the rails in such a big way with the Brexit project that when you look at those four names, you've really got to think can any of these people that she dragged the Tory back to a position where they represent the whole country of the Brexit context makes much more complicated. But you would hope that the Tory MP's, or at least some of them would be able to see it in the context of who's electable and who can solve the nation's problems not just who they want to deliver their particular brand of second-stage Brexit. This is the real question. But are they going to choose the leader? That makes them feel good about Brexit. Or are they going to choose someone who leads them into winning the next election because boys Johnson is still the favourite because most toy MP's acknowledge he's. The only person who has decent net ratings with the public. He's the only person with name recognition and the only persons one MP point me can actually tell a joke and has a personality compared to the others. If you compare boys to say, Dominic Robb in the personality stakes. It's clear bosses ahead of that. I mean, I've reported them in covered them washed a lot of conservative leadership elections and in general the favorite and front runner. Does not make it has to start with that point. They're quite capable of picking somebody who is obviously the wrong person because of their ideological purity. But I think Miranda in her analysis is exactly right. I mean, this contest will be defined by Brexit, and what comes next is no way around that. And that's a disaster potentially for the conservative party up. Until now what the brakes does have done quite cleverly is aligned Brexit to fighting sturdy the for Brexit as an option for a way out of austerity, and the point is underpinning all of the issues the country and the government and politics face. Is the impact of all steroid-free across Britain. Especially once you got out of the mo- well-heeled air is at the southeast. It's really biting the damage to services that you see across the board is really meaningful and the conservative party that just does not understand. That fact now they're all people do understand it. And actually some of the will Brexit is because they aligned to that point. But the person who they shouldn't act has clearly got to be somebody who can now create a sense of unity lift there is beyond the negotiations over stage to Brexit. Let's face..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

03:17 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on FT Politics

"I'm the elevator of such Java to home secretary, which I think for the first time gave the mainstream of the conservative party, a clear sense. There was a front run-up to replace it. If you didn't want one of the hardline breaks Boris Johnson, Dominic Robb, or whatever. But doesn't mean sort of it would actually win if it happened, but it gave the mainstream chunk of the party someone they could coalesce around on. I think that really changed the dynamic for me in the way. Holy shit was viewed and she's being very lucky with her enemies. But is. Was just saying that the ER JD UPN research group, which as I think somebody joked quite recently is invasion Europe, doesn't do much research and isn't much of a group either. Now, this is what of gay of eighty conservative MP's also who gosp-own watts Afrin plus for an ever harder, Brexit and plot to try and get rid of to ease. They've donate to the news a lot. And it's always struck me the other factions within the conservative party that arguably more influential, for example, Briggs delivery group, which is led by Simon heartless known 'em is the biggest gang of people, which will help the government win through votes. But it's like this has been the which they've dominated being on TV a lot notably Jacob Frey Malkin. Steve Baker why they so powerful. So Potard is just the lack of majority. I think is the jury, but I think you'll also during question one of the reasons they seem so can just because they're on TV a lot. And I think that the nature of modern politics nature Mulde media twenty four hour. News channels Twitter is that people can come on the audience in a way, they simply couldn't before. And if you are in the middle of very. Delicate, unimportant negotiations where a lot of things are going on in secret lesson. Listen going in secret in this government. But a lot of things are happening behind the scenes, and you have people like Jacob rees-mogg. Like, Steve Baker, whoever it is very very happy to pop on television, all of the time than they are going to take a lot of the oxygen of the debate. So one thing that mentioned lower is the leadership questions. Now, we know MRs may not going to fight in twenty twenty two which I think actually we all knew that it was just confirmed for veal she's going to go at some point. It could be next year, particularly if her beg to deal fails to get through. And she loses. What little thought she has left with former number ten staffer said to me, she will cling on by her absolute now to the bitter end, which is something to look forward to. But you've got ambivert you've got such Javid. And of course, Boris Johnson as well who resigned from the government in the middle of the ad has been plotting away. But it's clearly angling towards some kind of Egypt bid. What's your sense on? What's going to happen without question? Will it be next year? Whether it be further in the future it will be next year. It should be quite seen after Brexit purely for the five that we know and a little tour MP's are concerned that the conservative party have just been associated with Brexit. They all the Brexit polity. Theresa May's legacy will purely Brexit. She hasn't managed to achieve any almost any of the domestic reform she would wanted to. And they know that they have to rebrand question is how they rebranded they won't to rebrand under your skeptic or do they want to set the tone with a new leader who perhaps dozen buying on about your the whole time. But the Boris question, I wouldn't underestimate how many young conservative MP's would be furious would even consider leaving a party if he became a leader. I think Boston potent. But not just because he's one of the few sort of colorful characters people like to talk about in politics, but he is very marmite for the considered part of this absolutely adore him. And he gave this rally speech of the.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

860AM The Answer

07:07 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on 860AM The Answer

"And we got a dramatic Dan pulling in the United Kingdom. Remember, this is our oldest ally. Our mother country with him. We fought ward. From World War One forward. They have had the special relationship with the United States. It remain special. We follow British politics with if not quite the fervor of American politics. We know who's up and who's down. We know Tony Blair food or aid. When nine eleven happened. We knew that Brits had fought alongside of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan and all over the world. They've been in the jungle the Vietnam with us. They weren't Korea's hills. They are everywhere with us. And so when their government teeters on the brink we follow it in that if indeed word is this morning. Theresa May woke up to discover that more than forty eight members of her party had quote filed letters close quote with the nineteen twenty two committee their equivalent of the Republican National Committee, which triggers a confidence vote among the conservative members of parliament and to whether or not she ought to remain as prime minister, there are three hundred fifteen hundred members conservative members of parliament out of a total fifteen members and more than half of the fifteenth gone with you out she done, and they begin a leadership election process. Close to threaten fifteen but not quite a majority of three hundred and say you're done she'll probably quit anyway, she's a badly wing prime minister right now. And there are already odds on who will replace her with Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb JV others coming inside job. Read all winding up as the buzzard circle over the still moving body of Theresa May. She came out this morning and spoke with Oliver heart about what she's going to do. And if you didn't hear it in the first hour, I'd play it for you. Because this is a breaking news show. And I bring it to what she said about two hours ago number sixteen. I'm not hearing the audio. I can. That's the wrong idea. I can see you're talking, but it's just not coming through. And you use the BBC stuff. All right. We'll try it. Again. This is Theresa May in front of number ten Downing Street grand Brady has confirmed that he has received forty-eight letters from conservative MP's says it will now be those confidence in my leadership of the conservative party. I will contest that vote with everything I've got I've been a member of the conservative party over forty years. I've served it to an activist counselor and pay shadow minister home secretary. And now as prime minister, I still to be leader. Because I believe in the conservative vision for better future a thriving economy with nowhere, and nobody left behind. A stronger society where everyone can make the most of their talents with the national interest. And at this crucial moment in our history. That means securing Brexit steal the delivers on the result of the referendum taking control of our borders laws and money, but protecting jobs our security and our precious union as we do so. Good times and bad over the last two years. My passionate belief that such a deal is attainable. That a bright future. Lies ahead for our country has not wavered, and it is now within our grasp I spent yesterday meeting Chancellor Merkel, prime minister rutta president scan president Yohnka: to address the concerns that have with the backstop, and we are making progress to travel Dublin this afternoon to continue that work, but will now remain here in London to make the case for my leadership with my parliamentary colleagues a change of leadership in the conservative party. Now, we'll put our country's future at risk and to create uncertainty when we can least afford it and UNIDO wouldn't be in place for the twenty first of January legal deadline, so a leadership election risks handing control of the Brexit negotiations to opposition MP's in parliament, the need to wouldn't have time to. We negotiator withdrawal agreement gets the legislation through parliament by the twenty ninth of March one of their first acts would have to be extending or rescinding article fifty delaying or even stopping Brexit. When people want us to get on with it. And a leadership election would not change the fundamentals of the negotiation or the parliamentary arithmetic weeks, then tearing ourselves apart will only create more division, just as we should be standing together to serve our country. None of that would be in the national interest. The only people whose interests would be served are Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell. The British people want us to get on with it. And they want us to focus on the other vital issues that matter to them to building a stronger economy, delivering first-class public services and the homes that families need these are the public's priorities. And they must be the conservative party's priorities to we must and we shall didn't on the referendum vote and seize the opportunities that Neier head. But the conservatives must not be a single issue party. We are a party of the whole nation. Moderate pragmatic mainstream committed to reuniting our country and building a country that works for everyone. The agenda is set out in my first speech outside this front door, delivering the Brexit. People voted for building a country that works for everyone. I have devoted myself unsparingly to these tasks ever since I. Became prime minister. And I stand ready to finish the job. I I think that the prime minister is a remarkable lady. And she really is. I was very excited when she became prime minister. But she got snookered on this Brexit deal. She got totally played. And the art of the deal is not something that you've ever read or lived. She's a very serious, very competent home secretary. She got it at something. She called a snap election managed to lose it to Jeremy Corbyn who is a radical Marxist, and John McDonald's, even to the further to the left how she lost that by being simply a terrible politician. She's a horrific poor politician now one hundred and fifty three members ever three fifteen have already said they're going to vote for her tonight. So it would appear that she might have is question time on right now, I've got on the back of my studio. Jeremy Corbyn standing up and Theresa May going back and forth. I love British politics for this reason. It's got a lot more of what we saw in the Oval Office. This yesterday. I wish we had more of what we saw in the Oval Office yesterday. In fact, I want to play for you the best part of it. It's the end of it yesterday in the Oval Office. We got a little glimpse. They don't like each other cut number fifteen. Big.

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

04:00 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on The Guardian UK: Politics Weekly

"Telling noise they would say, they would they were. The probably not given the unless they won a large majority and had enough people sort of whether the internal divisions that they themselves. I think the conservative by a reaching a point where they have to face down the group of existential within their pie regard Europe as a life or death issue. And that really is the bigger question. I think, you know, the labor party is a bit part player in this drama in the moment for me that just the focusing on them is important the position, but but really the internal the conservative after sort themselves out. Maybe they should do the honorable thing. I've always go for a split because this is not really working for for either side extent, she is trying to face down isn't she that she signed up to a deal that they're not tremendously happy with. And she is saying I'm gonna put this department and. Will I think that's, you know, entirely on repulsed Rajiv for the prime minister. And it is time still this Joe major thing about it's time to put up or shut up is here. You've got your Brexit. You engineer this event this global event where we're leaving the European Union. You can take ownership of it. The rest of the pie will split from you because they will not want to be led by Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb or Jacob REEs, Mark. And we are back to invoice six and the conservative party being power for twenty years if that's what they want. But at least they would have got what they wanted invoice exist. Right. And here, it's it's leaving the European, but that would be an onus position for conservative politicians who believe that they will vote against prime minister who's gone and done and said, look I've mouth or your platitudes I've gone to Europe. And I've come back with the best deal. I can. Now, you're gonna tell me is good enough. Well, I think you should you should leave. That's my where. Is where I think is more important political debate and variety. Parties tend to fare everyone at the polls do they know? But I think it's quite interesting. How just as prime minister be quite resilient? Click. Interesting. I think Tony Blair is on record quite repeatedly is saying given the state's surge forty it is quite amazing that it is still there there abouts in the lead in the polls oversee we didn't know what happened during a general election, then we've ever seen this the state of division most was around in eighteen forties. Even me remember, quite what it looks like when parties little spit over home rule and things like that. So I think exact can more split than it's been. I think the really interesting question is is there anyone out there that could unify them has the question you're asking if you'll solution to this is to change the person in charge. What does that person? In charge. Do what could they possibly do that that bridge is this big chasm within the conservative party? Absolutely. We will see in the in the coming days. And we thanks everyone. View of all this from Europe on the line. We have Brussels. Correspondent Jennifer Rankin. So Jennifer we. Obsessed over here in the Westminster bubble about the domestic politics of this deal. But of course, it's not just her cabinet that needs to agree to it is it. Well, that's right. They still has to be agreed by the twenty seven Member States that will happen over the next ten days where we don't know for Cecil if it will happen. And while the EU side, not expect it to be as much of a problem or hurdle is the British parliament and the government nonetheless. They're also Member States..

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"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:16 min | 2 years ago

"johnson dominic robb" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"News of your Bloomberg type squawk on your terminal s-q-u-a-w-k. And that's a Bloomberg business flash. Tom, and John, thanks so much John. My worst moment in London was that standing in line at the tower of London get in. It was finding a Barak and watch an American football league game and the Detroit Lions are playing. And that's why it's so important to get deep. Brexit perspective from our London bureau chief who loves it. He worships the Detroit Lions he does know he doesn't care about villa West Ham east poultry. This is the one guy in the United Kingdom. I wanna talk to you today. Why did you bring in Mr. Caroline of the Detroit lion? Not speaking to our London bureau chief about the Detroit Lions, we're going to talk to him about Brexit. Good morning to you. Good afternoon to you know, Callahan. Good morning. You talked about the lines as well. Obviously. That nailed the prime minister last week. Looking increasingly unlikely Jonathan she came out today at ten thirty AM. She looked confidence. She was prepared to speech was good. And that it's assault began to fall apart after MP stood up and said that they would oppose the deal that she has agreed the chatter during the morning, what's increasingly dot. They're getting close to the number of votes that would trigger a vote of confidence in her leadership. The BBC dot dot looks likely. Jacob Frey smog is in our church your Europe skeptic. He's now that he's sending a letter of no confidence. He wouldn't do that. I don't take on that see what's actually confident that they have the votes to trigger to trigger the leadership Pam confidence motion. And so it will be very very tough for in may to survive potentially. We've been writing off for nearly two years, and she's still there fully votes. Forty eight letters needed to get the leadership contest and understand you need about a hundred and fifty eight votes. To push her out of the position new do. They have the numbers. They have about a core of about a c who have consistently beta against the deal that was under negotiation on are in favor of no deal. But now based on what we saw Ihram or MP, author MP and around party stood up. And basically congratulated her for work. But this is not going to fly wit me or my constituents to deal, and therefore she's really going to leadership contest. The question is who comes forward is Boris Johnson. Finally, make a move. He's trying to before never has who's going to be the obvious competitor to her Dominic Robb who resigned this morning is probably a contender as well. The dangerous votes split and she survived and what's the alternative? And I think that's what's interesting about all of this prime minister may says it's my deal, no deal or not Brexit. It's all the people the individuals that have resigned have said plenty about why they don't like the dead on the table. But said little about what the alternative they pursue. Would. They do have any idea. What the Brexit is actually one here nail. I think that the parliament is so split you just can't say because there is an element of people who do want the second referendum, and she left open the possibility you talked about Brexit and the last two years with being a lot of talk about nothing. But that would seem unlikely they don't have enough votes at the moment. Hi, brags S dot the right at the risk of dot has risen markedly. And that's what markets are showing this morning. Can get away with this with your Irish heritage. If we go back to David Lloyd, George among other things, folks, spoke Welsh and English was a second language, which I find extraordinary, but within the Irish Christian in the huge battles coming out of World War One. He was shown the door in one thousand nine hundred twenty two. When in a parliamentary system when you're showing the door. Do you know who's gonna take over or is it a mystery right to the last moment is other ducks lined up now to take over for prime minister. May I think that's exactly what will be happening this afternoon. People will be justly for position. So that they're ready to launch their pitching to go for the leadership Boris Johnson. Dominic Robb, maybe even Michael grove. It's gone. It's so different than America. What it's done a presidential system. The leader of the party and the prime minister of your empower and you vote for the leader of the party as a conservative coal. It's not the people that vote for not all of the country is the conservative members. The ultimately will vote for the. Today. It was about speaking to her party parliament and the country, you know, it's just different. But as some people speaking to that constituency and the political game for so many people tell them, that's how do I get reelected? Neil alliance. Packers. I mean can do it to the Packers. They're stumbling. The way we've been playing for the last few weeks or no cornerback three D against iron Raja's. No, okay. And you'll kill their your wife. Ireland nailing the Michael Barr. Talk on the Detroit. Lies. Neal conan. Join us across running impressed. Coolest thing about Bloomberg is a guy running our London office is from Ireland and loves Michael Barr. Sta short lease you, keep asking how they film, Wembley, buddy stadium. NFL fans. There are tons. We give you bend over to Bloomingdale's music. I'm gonna get elite. I would never do that. Have you been over to Bloomingdale's in seeing their Christmas into other respect? Wow. Mean one? Not make. Got that. Right. Still came this morning. Jim Carey, and I quote stink tank..

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